Air and land bombing on the cities and towns of rural Damascus has led to the injury of eight civil defence officers today. The civil defence team of Centre 101 was subjected to artillery bombing whilst transporting the injured in Arbeen, rural Damascus, causing injury to two volunteers and light damage to an ambulance. Five […]
The sarin gas attack is just one Syrian atrocity the ICC should pursue
Mourners gather around coffins and victims killed in the bombardment of Homs, Syria, in early 2012. Photograph: Local Co-ordination Committees in Syria/AP As graphic images of adults and children writhing in pain began to emerge from Syria the morning of 21 August, it quickly became clear that an act of bloodless but savage brutality had stolen hundreds […]
Iran warns against strike on Syria after gas attack
(Reuters) – Iran warned on Tuesday against foreign military intervention in Syria, saying the resulting conflict would engulf the region. The United States said on Monday it believed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was responsible for a chemical weapons attack against civilians last week, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said President Barack Obama was consulting with allies before deciding how […]
Why small producer Syria matters to oil markets ?
(Reuters) – Oil prices rose to a six-month high on Tuesday as Western powers readied a military strike against Syria, and traders and analysts cited concerns over stability in the Middle East. Below are facts about Syria’s energy sector and why developments there matter to global oil markets. SYRIA’S OIL AND GAS SECTOR * Syria has not exported […]